COLWICH – Jesse McCurry has been selected as executive director of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association.
Applications for research projects that can enhance Kansas wheat producers' profitability are currently being accepted by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Wheat Alliance and the Kansas Crop Improvement Association for the 2018 fiscal year.
LUBBOCK, Texas - National Sorghum Producers Chairman Don Bloss appointed six new members to the NSP Legislative Committee: Mike Baker, Nebraska; Lucas Cannon, Oklahoma; Jason Frantz, Texas; Brittan Gruhlkey, Texas; John Lowery, Louisiana; and Jim Sipes, Kansas.
Thousands of Kansas corn farmers wrote comments, signed cards at meetings and field days, mailed letters and signed online petitions telling the EPA that its draft ecological risk assessment on atrazine was not based on credible science.
Sarah Sexton-Bowser has been named managing director of the Center for Sorghum Improvement based at Kansas State University. She will start her new role Sept. 12.
Fifty harvests ago, long before air conditioned combines, before internet job boards, before he spent more than 30 years in a classroom, Norman Forssberg was just a married man needing a summer job.
LUBBOCK, Texas – Sulfoxaflor, the active ingredient in Transform WG—a Dow AgroSciences product, now has government approval for use in 10 states to treat sugarcane aphids in grain sorghum.
Wheat yields have been a heated topic of discussion at coffee shops across Kansas for years. But seven years ago, Kansas Wheat decided to up the ante and see who really had the best yields in the state. Farmers from all over the state, like Darwin Ediger of Meade, enter the Kansas Wheat Yiel…
Many products get publicity and special recognition during the year. But in Kansas, if any product deserves its own month, it’s beef. That’s why Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has declared May as Beef Month in the state. This declaration makes the 32nd consecutive year beef has received this honor.
Kansas Wheat Alliance varieties continue to be the leading hard red winter and hard white wheat varieties planted in the state of Kansas. Both developed by Kansas State University, the top hard red winter wheat was Everest and the top hard white wheat was Danby. This is according to the Marc…
TOPEKA – A group of 20 young ranchers from across the state met in Topeka last week for the first installment of the 2016 KLA Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA). Merck Animal Health is partnering with the association to host these members for an in-depth look into KLA and the beef industry. A se…
TOPEKA – Beef industry stakeholders from across the state participated in the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Leadership Conference January 20-21 in Topeka. The two-day educational seminar exposed attendees to services provided by KLA, advocacy training and the legislative process.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Wheat Yield Contest will be conducted for the first time in 20 years, and winners will be announced nationally at the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. The contest consists of two primary competition categories: winter and spring wheat. All state w…
MANHATTAN - The National Science Foundation has given a big thumbs up to Kansas State University research on determining the most promising plant traits to help increase food production.
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Wheat Genetics Resource Center, Jesse Poland, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), has announced the production of an improved whole genome assembly of bread w…
With a yield of 318 bushels per acre, Jeff Koelzer of Onaga turned in the top yield for Kansas growers in the National Corn Growers Association Corn Yield Contest.
ARLINGTON, Virginia – U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), the export market development organization for the U.S. wheat industry, is very pleased with the recent decision by WTO members to eliminate agricultural export subsidies.
LUBBOCK, Texas – The United Sorghum Checkoff Program board of directors invested $6.198 million, the largest investment made by the board since its establishment, to fund proposals targeted at furthering sorghum growers’ productivity and demand. The commitment, which was approved during the …
By Dallas Peterson and Curtis Thompson
WICHITA – Members of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) approved resolutions on animal identification, taxes, noxious weeds and other issues affecting their business interests during the group’s annual business meeting Dec. 4 in Wichita. The organization’s policy process started with mem…
Gluten is a complex issue.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Three Sorghum Checkoff board directors were sworn in during the Dec. 9, 2015, board meeting in Lubbock, Texas.
MANHATTAN – With the busy harvest season, some family farms might hesitate at dialing back a day to showcase production agriculture. Cott Family Farms in Clay County, however, welcomed the opportunity.
MOUNDRIDGE – Mid Kansas Co-op was listed No. 69 in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual rankings of the nation’s Top 100 Largest Agricultural Cooperatives.
Boyd and Lorri Lear of Plymell celebrated 35 years of marriage in August.
A priest stood over Zach Short – who lay in a coma in a hospital in Wichita – ready to give him the last rites.
Some call farming a gamble.
Farmers like to say Mother Nature has to kill a wheat crop a few times before harvest. And Bushton farmer Kyle Kaiser would agree. At the beginning of April, Kyle was ready to call his crop insurance agent to evaluate his short, dry wheat with some visible winterkill. But, after receiving ni…
As of July 1, 2015, the Kansas corn checkoff rate will increase to one cent per bushel.
For U.S. beef producers to be successful, they must satisfy consumer demands. One of the ways to achieve this goal is by following Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) guidelines of continuously producing a safe, wholesome and healthy beef product. While the Kansas Beef Council (KBC) celebrates Beef…
Kansas State University officials are hailing a recent partnership with food giant General Mills as a win-win proposition that ultimately will benefit the state’s farmers and consumers worldwide.
Herb Mattson, past chairman, receives a retirement plaque from Maurice Miller at the KWA annual meeting in February.
LONDON - The United States will permit imports of beef from Ireland, the first European Union country allowed to resume sales since the mad cow disease scare over 15 years ago, officials said Monday.
Nicole Lane MANHATTAN, Kan.- The Kansas Wheat Innovation Center continues to expand as Wheat Genetics Resource Center scientists get settled into their new lab space at the center. A little over a year after the center was built, additional construction allowed wheat research capabilities to grow. Jon Raupp, senior scientist for the WGRC who made the move to the innovation center long before the lab space was finished, said he is excited to be working in the updated space.
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Now that the 2014 Kansas wheat crop is breaking dormancy, achieving top yields is on the minds of wheat farmers. With Mother Nature's help, your best management practices could be just the ticket to earn you a quick $1,000 in cash, if you enter the Kansas Wheat Yield Contest.
MANHATTAN, Kan. -Wheat growers from across the nation gathered at the Kansas State University Grain Science complex last week to learn more about the process wheat undergoes after it leaves the farm. Through a course offered by the International Grains Program, 15 wheat industry leaders learned about flour milling and baking processes.Throughout the week, participants attended presentations from Mark Fowler, milling specialist and IGP associate director; Justin Gilpin, CEO of Kansas Wheat; and Dave Krishock, flour quality and baking specialist. For portions of the course, participants learned about classes and quality of wheat, milling math and blending, and also had the opportunity to get hands on experience in an operating flour mill.
MANHATTAN, Kan- The Kansas wheat check-off will increase from a 1.5 cents to 2 cents per bushel effective November 1, 2013.
nbsp; The decision was made by the board of the Kansas Wheat Commission at their regular meeting in August.
nbsp; For the past five years, producers have been investing 15 mills (1.5 cents per bushel) to support research and market development activities of the Commission.
nbsp; The increase to 2 cents per bushel will put the Kansas wheat check-off at a rate equal to or less than most other wheat check-offs in the U.S.
nbsp;Ken Colombini WASHINGTON - National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson released the following statement in response to the House Committee on Agriculture's farm bill passage late Wednesday night:
By Mary Lou Peter K-State Research and Extension Eduard Akhunov knows that sometimes, in order to prepare for the future, we need to study the past.
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Eduard Akhunov knows that sometimes, in order to prepare for the future, we need to study the past.
Brandy Carter Kansas Cattlemen's Association
nbsp;As construction is once again set to resume at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) site near the KansasStateUniversity campus, Kansas Cattlemen's Association (KCA) reached out to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Congress to request a re-evaluation of the site location and provide more oversight of the NBAF project.